Sharpies Were Made Available Throughout Arizona’s Largest County, Officials Say

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Sharpies were made available at all 175 voting locations on Election Day in the largest county in Arizona, officials said Thursday.

“Poll workers in all those locations were instructed to provide voters with Sharpie markers to mark their ballots in accordance with the recommendation of the manufacturer,” Tom Liddy, civil services division chief for Maricopa County, said in a letter to the office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office.

The office opened an inquiry this week after hundreds of voters filed complaints about Sharpies at polling locations.

Michael Catlett, deputy solicitor general for Brnovich, asked Maricopa County in a letter about the use of Sharpies and wondered how many ballots were rejected because ink from markers bled through.

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